EREK knowledge base of resource efficiency

Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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Modifying malt processes
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
Lean organisations: the path to continuous efficiency improvement
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • New business model
  • Training
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
Smarter soldering techniques
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Metal
  • Soldering
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
More efficient laser cutting saves materials and reduces scrap
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Material efficiency
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
  • Lean production
  • Metal
  • Waste reduction
Standardising chemical product containers cuts waste in automotive sector
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste reduction
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste management
  • Chemicals
  • Warehousing / storage
Aeronautics firm radically cuts waste and saves resources
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Material efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Chemicals
Material audit improved reuse of residue fibres
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 3%
Tags:
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Reuse
Successful material audit in tofu-making factory
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 5%
Tags:
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Packaging
  • Waste reduction
  • By-products
Food-processing company achieves dramatic energy savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Renewable energy
  • Cleaner production
  • Cooling
  • Dry processes
  • Energy audit
  • Energy savings
  • Heat recovery
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Optimization
  • Product development
  • Recycling
  • Steam boiler
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
Zero waste at Denby Ceramics in the UK
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 50-80%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Material efficiency
  • Business model
  • Reprocessing
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Improving office paper consumption in Swedish bank
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Material efficiency
Monitoring material streams in the office
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-30 %
Tags:
  • Monitoring
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Functional sales
  • Material audit
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Plastic
  • Renting and leasing
  • Reuse
  • Stock control
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Sanitary installations